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Curlew Cottage

Bardsea near Ulverston, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 10249)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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46 Customer Reviews

  • "Curlew cottage is exactly as described, it is in a very good location for exploring the lakes with very good facilities, a home from home."

    Reviewed by RichardJul 2022

  • "We had a great stay."

    This has been one of the best cottages we have stayed at. The views are fantastic, the area lovely with lots of walks. The owners are very lovely too. We would definitely recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by CarronJul 2022

  • "Great cottage had everything you need for your stay ,big shout out to the ..."

    Great cottage had everything you need for your stay ,big shout out to the cleaners the place was spotless ,only negative was there was on 1hand towel and 2 bath towels for 3 adults ,the coffee and buiscuits were a nice touch could have done with leaving a pint of milk tho

    Thank you Tracey Sorry about the incorrect number of towels left out for you. It has provided difficult to get the fresh milk to the cottage on a timely basis and we advise guests that the local stores en route are convenient. Thank you for staying at Curlew Cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by TraceyJun 2022

  • "Once again we had a wonderful holiday at Curlew Cottage: good facilities, comfortable and brilliant views."

    Thank you David and Ann. Delighted to hear you enjoyed another great holiday at Curlew Cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by DavidApr 2022

  • "A delightful cottage in a beautiful place."

    The owners were helpful and thoughtful. Curlew Cottage was a delight. Highly recommended.

    Thank you Jane. Much appreciated. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JaneApr 2022

  • "As always We all had a lovely restful time at this very cleaning and well equipet cottage."

    We enjoyed the week ,plus the sunshine was a bonus.

    Thank you we value your comments. Property Owner

    Reviewed by CatherineMar 2022

  • "Fabulous clean cottage, well supplied, furnished and maintained in a beautiful setting."

    Cannot recommend highly enough and look forward to returning. 5 stars all round.

    Thank you for your great feedback. Much appreciated Property Owner

    Reviewed by SusanMar 2022

  • "Curlew Cottage is a beautiful home from home, there is everything you need to enjoy a relaxing stay."

    The welcome pack was a nice touch and there was even a little treat for the dog, which was a nice touch. There is plenty to do in the local area and plenty of walks straight from the cottage door.

    Thank you Sally much appreciated and pleased you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by SallyOct 2021

  • "Comfortable warm and homely cottage."

    Outdoor seating with views to the beach which is 5 minute stroll. The beds are only double but very comfortable. We’ve booked again for next October . Really enjoyed our stay x

    Reviewed by JoanOct 2021

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage, very well equipped and clean."

    Excellent location with truly fabulous views across the Morecambe Bay and over the fields. The information provided by the owners was accurate and extremely useful, we followed their recommendations for things to do etc, made our holiday complete. Brilliant!

    Reviewed by JenniferSep 2021

  • "Amazing views from the cottage, a lovely touch was the complimentary basket on arrival, Bardsea is a beautiful place to stay offering one of the most friendly pubs we have been in (the ship inn)."

    There are loads of walking routes nearby and the beach is a must if you have a dog, don’t forget to get an ice cream from Roy’s van 20 flavours to choose from.

    Reviewed by IanSep 2021

  • "Absolutely Loved our stay at Curlew Cottage, The cleanliness of the property when we arrived and the welcome pack were much appreciated, the kitchen is fully equipped to a excellent standard for those meals when you just want to stay in and relax."

    The setting is beautiful with the view overlooking Bardsea Beach and Morecambe bay. For dog lovers there are many walks within minutes from the property, the community make you feel welcome and it just feels like you have been there many times before, a must try is the local pub (The Ship Inn) again the staff and locals will greet you with a warm welcome and recommend places to visit if you have never been to the area before. I would highly recommend a stay in this lovely property and I will definitely be back with my family. Thank You Mike and Ann for allowing myself and my family to stay in your beautiful property.

    Reviewed by StephenAug 2021

  • "Great location to explore the surrounding area."

    Cottage has an excellent view to the estuary. The house has all that you need and the local facilities are good. Try out Plaice Priory fish and chips they are worth a visit.

    Reviewed by JohnAug 2021

  • "There is only one tiny thing and only because we have the same issue at home and found it mildly irritating, all the door handles squeaked quite loudly."

    But, the view was amazing, the Cottage had absolutely everything you might need so no need to take household items. It was quiet, but close enough to the tourist areas. Beach was literally 5 mins walk with 2 ice cream shops- 1 was a van with over 20 flavours. The people who live in the village were very friendly. We had a great holiday there and I would definitely go back.

    Reviewed by MichaelJul 2021

  • "The cottage was well presented and clean in a good location which didn't feel touristy but had good access to local walks, facilities, the Furness Peninsular and the Lakes."

    Nearby Ulverston is a pleasant town with an excellent supermarket and eateries. There were even cows and sheep in the adjacent field for entertainment!

    Reviewed by EllenJul 2021

  • "Nice cottage in a lovely village and a stones throw to the beach so lots of areas to walk the dog from the door step"

    Reviewed by KevinJun 2021

  • "I was absolutely delighted when I walked into this cottage, the photos didn't do it justice."

    Everything you needed was there and it was so clean. The beach is just a few minutes away and the scenery is spectacular. What's more it is quiet and you can feel yourself unwind. It's central to all the main attractions in the lakes. Make sure you try Roy's ice cream located by the beach you won't be disappointed. Planning on returning to this cottage next year. Beautiful.

    Reviewed by KathMay 2021

  • "We have been to Curlew Cottage at least four times now and have been very happy with the cottage itself - always clean and good facilities - and with the Local Area."

    It's ideal for the dogs with the nearby beaches and lots of interesting places to visit.

    Reviewed by DavidApr 2021

  • "We have had three holidays at Curlew Cottage over the past few years and all have been excellent."

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2020

  • "Amazing place, very relaxing and calm atmosphere - loved the icre-cream van too :D"

    Reviewed by AsiriAug 2020

  • "We had an amazing relaxing scenic peaceful holiday at curlew cottage it’s in a ..."

    We had an amazing relaxing scenic peaceful holiday at curlew cottage it’s in a beautiful place we were very comfortable the place was spotless one of the best we have stayed in owners rang to give us directions and to check we were ok also enquired to see that we had got back safe which was very thoughtful we definitely will go back again we didn’t want to leave curlew cottage thankyou to the owners and the cleaner for letting us borrow your lovely place Sykes are brilliant to deal with as a company very helpful excellent holiday thankyou Davies family Doncaster

    Reviewed by SuzanneMar 2020

  • "We had such a lovely stay here!"

    Can't wait to return again!!

    Reviewed by JemmaMar 2020

  • "Generally very good."

    We were there during storm Dennis and it was a bit draughty through bedroom windows and rear patio doors. The ensuite was very cold so a quick dash to the bathroom to get dry in the warm. A shower in the bathroom would have been the answer. Do any of your properties offer sheets and bedspread as alternative to duvets. We are always way too hot and my husband usually vacates to another room. We always hire a cottage with two or more bedrooms for this reason. A couple of small niggles. No bin in ensuite/bedroom so had to go to bathroom each time. No hand towel in the kitchen. The recycling instructions were very vague, as noted by several other occupants over the year. No where to store recyclable items. Despite this we would still rent the cottage again. On the whole we were comfortable and warm and it was fitted out well. The decoration pictures etc were lovely. We were close to our family in Ulverston and our grandchildren loved to visit grandma's holiday house. They enjoyed the games.

    Reviewed by JohnFeb 2020

  • "I used to live in Aslam in Furness not far from curlew cottage the cottage is beautiful , it has everything you need in there , beautiful surroundings , great location , will definitely book again , Regards John ,Carol and staffie Blue."

    Reviewed by JohnFeb 2020

  • "The cottage is wonderful - cosy and comfortable and has everything that you need."

    The location is excellent - both for the stunning views and for the abundance of things to do locally. The information provided by the owners is very useful. We loved it and didn't want to leave. We highly recommend it.

    Reviewed by JaneJul 2019

  • "Curlow Cottage is a lovely, comfortable and well equipped property."

    The owner contacted us well in advance of our stay to give additional information and was extremely helpful and friendly. A few previous occupants commented on some minor improvements that could be made, one particular would be an additional shower over the bath. But it didn't spoil our stay in any way and we would stay there again.

    Reviewed by JanetJun 2019

  • "A modern cottage on the edge of the village of Bardsea with lovely views of Morcambe Bay over the fields and terrace to admire the view, well equipped and comfortable."

    We hope to return sometime, great for walking. A shower in the main bathroom would be a good addition, especially if all the guests are adults. Helpful owners.

    Reviewed by BarbaraMay 2019

  • "Owners are friendly easy to contact and listen to ideas to improve cottage"

    Reviewed by AndrewMay 2019

  • "Lovely setting in very quiet village on the edge of the coast, one pub in village very friendly, check opening times."

    very warm and clean all the utensils needed useful to have 2 bathrooms and extra downstairs loo, second double suitable for one person I think, very close to ulverston for the shops and good walks up the coastal path

    Reviewed by AlisonMay 2019

  • "Lovely clean cottage in a great location"

    Reviewed by MichelleApr 2019

  • "Great cottage in a quiet location close to the beach and the market town of Ulverston"

    Reviewed by CatherineMar 2019

  • "Curlew Cottage provides a great base for seeing the Lakes."

    It’s comfortable, spacious and dog friendly - we were a group of 4 with 2 dogs and all agreed that this was a great cottage! There’s plenty to see and do locally; Ulverston is a must simply for all the food and drink places! If going up to Bowness, best advice from us would be to park at Lakeside and use the steamers up to Bowness - saves on trying to find somewhere to park nearer by and also gives a great opportunity to see the stunning views around Lake Windermere!

    Reviewed by ScottOct 2018

  • "This was our second stay at Curlew Cottage and we loved it this time just as much as our first visit there."

    The cottage is quite lovey and is situated a 5 minute walk down to the beach and.... Roys Ice Cream :-) The cottage has a patio with lovely views over to the sea on one side and country views on the other side. The sheep and cows come to visit every morning just over the wall. It really is in an idyllic location. The cottage itself has everything you need for your holiday. A home away from home if you like. Love the fact that there is a downstairs cloakroom as I'm not brilliant up and down stairs. The kitchen is well stocked with everything you need to cook up a great meal...if you want to. Lots of everything .. plates, bowls, cups, cutlery etc etc and was spotlessly clean as was the rest of the cottage. The owners even provide books, DVDs , games etc. The comfy beds are a pleasure to get tucked up into for a great nights sleep. All in all I have to say that Curlew Cottage is lovely. Clean, comfortable and with all you need to enjoy your holiday. I'm sure we'll be back there again soon.

    Reviewed by CarolAug 2018

  • "Lovely cottage, very clean, like home for a week good base for places to visit"

    Reviewed by SharonAug 2018

  • "Curlew Cottage was clean and comfortable with great views across Morecombe Bay."

    The only problems we had were that the shower drained very slowly and Netflix didn't work, so we had quick showers and played a lot of cards!! Lovely being able to walk to the coast from the front door and get a quality ice-cream from Roy's Quality Ices, nice places to eat in Ulverston, would recommend The Mill. The Roman fort on Hardknott Pass is worth a visit and Wrynose Pass has stunning views if you can stomach the rather hair-raising drive. Curlew Cottage is a great base for the lakes and surrounding areas.

    Reviewed by MelanieAug 2018

  • "Had a lovely holiday stay at Curlew Cottage (6th-13th July)."

    Very well equipped in every respect. It was like a home from home, the aspect from the cottage is beautiful, and even better from the rear patio garden. Bardsea is a bit like going back in time, very relaxing, and quiet. The grand children loved going down to the seafront, and negotiating their way to the beach was great (it's really quite safe as long as you don't go out too far). Smashing beach cafe as well. Lakes are only a short drive. Had a great meal at the Bay Horse which is at the canal foot Ulverston. Cottage owner was very approachable if there were any queries. Rate the cottage as 9 1/2 out of 10. Only cribs (minor ones) No power point for shavers and toothbrushes. Internet was like waiting for paint to dry. Sun coming in through the rear french doors onto the diners was a bit annoying (maybe a couple of roller blinds would help). Other than that no complaints, would we rebook Curlew definate YES! Martin, Lyn, Matthew, Iona, & Euan. (Tilly & Olly the dogs)

    Reviewed by MartinJul 2018

  • "The only thing we were disappointed in was that The Ship pub did not allow dogs in and didnt open while 6."

    Reviewed by JulieApr 2018

  • "Fantastic location, well presented property."

    Comfortable and clean. Great views and great walks close by.

    Reviewed by SatishApr 2018

  • "The owners of the cottage left us with lots of information about the local area, places to eat and where to walk."

    All of this was accurate and made our stay very enjoyable. The cottage was clean and well maintained, but was also a home from home. The fact we had internet access was also a major plus for us, as we are working people and need to keep in touch. The views from the cottage are stunning and it is only a 2 minute walk to the beach, which we used daily for dog walks. Access to the whole of the Lake District is easy from this location, all major roads, no narrow country roads. Would highly recommend and we will definitely go back.

    Reviewed by MarkFeb 2018

  • "Lovely cottage which provided everything we needed for a great holiday: spacious kitchen with fantastic views,warm living space and cosy bedrooms."

    Ideal for dogs as only 200m to the beach.A visit to Conishead Priory grounds is a must especially if you are a dog owner : acres of woodland which led down to a secure beach,then to finish of;a lovely cafe with delicious hot choc & homebakes. We will definitely return to this delightful cottage.

    Reviewed by CatherineNov 2017

  • "The plug on the white extension lead wasn't working."

    As last year we very much enjoyed our stay at Curlew Cottage.

    Reviewed by DavidOct 2017

  • "Lovely warm cottage with views over Morecombe Bay."

    Close to sea and lots to do in the area, stunning walks close by and around the nearby lakes.

    Reviewed by KimApr 2017

  • "A lovely cottage in a lovely location."

    I couldn't fault it in any way.

    Reviewed by TimMar 2017

  • "Great location close to beach and easy to reach other areas of Lake District."

    Quiet and tranquil location with lovely views of the coast.

    Reviewed by AndrewFeb 2017

  • "Very pleasant cottage with good facilities and stunning views."

    Some noise disturbance from local building work but we were out every day anyway. The whole area is great with lots of outdoor things to see and do and easy access to the whole of the Lake District.

    Reviewed by AnneSep 2016

  • "Lovely cottage in a lovely location, views were perfect."

    The cottage had everything you could possible need, very clean on arrival and lovely touch with the little basket of essential things they leave to start your holiday. Would definitely go back if we go up that way again

    Reviewed by KirstyAug 2016

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x double, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, basin and WC
  • Ground floor WC
  • Open plan living area with fitted kitchen, dining area and sitting area with electric stove
  • Small utility.
  • Gas central heating with electric stove
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, filter coffee machine, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD/CD, radio, iPod dock, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Terrace gardens to front and enclosed rear garden with furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2 miles, pub 2 mins walk
  • Note: Filter coffee machine accepts all ground coffee.

The property

A charming, semi-detached cottage with uninterrupted views of Morecambe Bay in the centre of the small village of Bardsea, just 2 miles from the market town of Ulverston in the Lake District.

This Bardsea cottage provides a first class holiday base with the added value of delightful views of the sea and the local countryside and will appeal to all guests, from families with young children, to nature lovers, walkers, and birdwatchers.

With beautiful contemporary styling throughout, this Bardsea cottage boasts a stylish living area with well-equipped kitchen, comfortable dining area and a stylish sitting area, offering you every opportunity to relax and enjoy the magnificent views.

Three bedrooms, one with an en-suite shower room, and a family bathroom all seamlessly combine to create a Bardsea cottage of real distinction in this beautiful and interesting area.

Outside this Bardsea cottage are two terraces which are ideal places to relax as you gaze out over Morecambe Bay.

Within walking distance of this Bardsea cottage is a good local pub, and with the Cumbrian Way and several cycle paths running close by, this holiday home in Bardsea is ideally located for enjoying superb walking, cycling and other outdoor activities.

The festival town of Ulverston is nearby and offers many pubs, restaurants and bi-weekly market, while the sandy beaches of the Furness coast, and Coniston with its mountain biking, climbing and watersports, are just a short drive away.

A lovely Bardsea cottage, which can be enjoyed all year round.

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About the location


Ulverston 2 miles.

Set on a hill looking across to Morecambe Bay is the small village of Bardsea. This remote area grew from a small fishing village and farming area into a major transportation link for coal, iron ore and corn. No longer a vital port, Bardsea still retains its fishing heritage, and features a pub serving fine ales and good food. The village is close to spectacular Furness Abbey, while the ancient market town of Ulverston is just 2 miles away, and still has a street market every Thursday and Saturday, plus many festivals throughout the year, including an amazing lantern procession in September and a superb Dickensian weekend in early December. With all the attractions of the Lake District National Park, beaches and good birdwatching of the Furness coast close by, this peaceful and quiet area has plenty to offer.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas